When planning your farmhouse kitchen backsplash, your first decision will focus on the scope of the project—you’ll need to decide exactly how much backsplash your kitchen needs. In general, this decision will be driven by several factors, including the surface area available on the walls above your kitchen countertops, the location of your cooking appliances, and the frequency and “intensity” of your cooking sessions. In other words, if your kitchen is rarely used for big meal preparation and is more likely to receive take out deliveries, you may not need a countertop-to-ceiling backsplash.
On the other hand, if you regularly cook large meals for large groups and the walls above your countertops are at risk of looking like modern art pieces composed of food spatter, you may want to consider a more extensive design. Once you’ve settled on the scope you want, measure the surface area to calculate the square footage of backsplash material you’ll need.